Relive the Great British Pirate Radio Era

Join us at 11am Pacif­ic Time on Radio Riel’s Main Stream for a 50th anniver­sary trib­ute to Britain’s off­shore radio sta­tions of the 1960’s — “Please Don’t Take Them Away… The Sto­ry Of The Great British Pirate Era” — as part of a day of music from the 1960s with authen­tic off­shore radio jin­gles and announce­ments evok­ing British pop radio of half a cen­tu­ry ago.

On Mon­day August 14th 2017 it was exact­ly 50 years since prob­a­bly the most excit­ing era in British Com­mer­cial Radio came to an end, with the intro­duc­tion of the UK Government’s Marine Offences Act. In this spe­cial doc­u­men­tary, Mark Stafford includes exclu­sive inter­views with many of the lead­ing names who broad­cast from around the coast of Britain dur­ing that era. These include Dave Cash, Rob­bie Dale, Tony Prince, Roger “Twig­gy” Day, Don Allen, John­nie Walk­er, Carl Con­way, Mar­tin Kayne and oth­er pre­sen­ters who made the era what it was. The 3‑hour sto­ry also fea­tures count­less off air extracts and a sound­track show­cas­ing the great music played on the off­shore sta­tions.

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